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searches, probation searches, but we're now including other agencies. juvenile probation, the sheriff's department. how it's different is this. an individual might be on probation, he might be on parole, might be on juvenile probation or it might be abdomen paracs release. they may be in an area which is a violation of their probation but it may not necessarily be a crime. so by partnering with the juvenile adult probation we are able to identify people who are violating their probate and then the probation department can take action to that end. also assembly bill 109 has created a situation where we need to assess what's happening with post-release individuals. we're focusing on individuals that have been released from
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state prison that are on prcs that are arrested in possession of firearms. when they are arrested in possession of firearms, or if they are a victim of a crime, i get a copy of the report and i meet with wepbldy still or marty from adult probation and actually bring them a copy of the report. hey, this individual, not only are they on prcs release and they got arrested in san francisco, but they got arrested in oakland, they got arrested in richmond, they may have gotten arrested in san mateo. to that end it's all of our -- the individual might have gotten arrested in san mateo, wendy will make sure we work together as a region as opposed to just san francisco. so there is no more fragmentation
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of responsibility. the other new thing we came up with is an actual calendar. you are familiar with zone enforcement. now we have an actual calendar for thursday through sunday and what it does, i personally do the calendar, i include the specialized units like the hondas, the solos, the tactical units, day watch and night watch and the violence reduction teams and gang task force. and the calendar, literally i assume people tote zones and assign people to those areas both days and nights and the supervisor who is on screen we have their cell phone number right on the calendar. so if something happens or if they need information from me, i can immediately send it to them. for example, just using it as an example, violence in the mission. what had happened was many of the officers, they have a general idea of location
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where the gang ipbs department "can you remembered, i was able to print out and send them the maps of the area and have the tack nick cal units, which are tactical units. you have it stay there, be very vigilant, let's see if this incident is going to escalate and while that's going on we find out whether it is even a gang-related incident. because we have had community based organization members who called me and said, hey, the one that happened at third, that's not a gang thing. it's a personal beef, you don't need to work about it. i think it's working, that the community-based workers are trusting us and reaching out to us to see what's going on. as far as technology we have
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ramped up our involvement with our technology in that we've created a base, a beta base, for people that have been arrested for robberies, people that have been arrested for guns. then we find out exactly where these robberies occurred then with that information the items that were taken a private data base called leads online and we see if that individual has been pawning property off prior so we're able to close those cases also and maybe solve prior violent crimes. to that end, i brought lieutenant plier to organize all the station sit teams and the sit teams are the station investigative teams where each team has, each station now has a stand-alone computer and a 55-inch screen where the crime alerts are streaming through. the officers are seeing what's going on in the city, who is
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wanted for what, whether they are known or unknown. so it's really incruised their awareness. then through that information sharing with the officers we're identifying individuals that have committed robberies and are unidentified and/or are involved in a series of robberies. the vrt team that we've talked about, the violence reduction teams, violence reduction team has about 45 people in it. so it's very effective to put them into the different zones under direct supervision and included in that is we reached out with a new program called the gun stop program. and a gun stop program basically is people can anonymously notify, call the police through the 553-1071, they call the doc and say that i know somebody that has a gun,
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they don't have to give their name, they don't have to say anything. they give us, they identify an individual and if an arrest is made, that individual is get a reward for turning that individual in and/or the gun. and it's all done through a private bank and the rewards vary but it's very effective and so far we've done real well anonymously seizing guns off people. >> how many? >> i think about 8. more than 8 this year. but what it does, remember, some of these people that the individuals are calling on, they are very violent people and they are afraid of them. so when they call, they are calling us, that's a key to us to say, wait a minute, if this person that knows this person is calling the police on this person that this must be a very serious issue. but it has worked where we've
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gotten, i believe, at least one ak 47, several semiautomatic handguns off people without talking about specifics that were just absolute key. then our meetings, we have meetings, standing meetings regarding cease fire. cease fire, we've had cease fire for several years but we tweaked it a little bit. and when i talked about the sheriff's department earlier, what the cease fire brings together is not only law enforcement but adult probation, juvenile probation, the sheriff's department. the sheriff's department has a classification unit, that classification unit, they have control over what happens in the jails. so although someone who is arrested on the street may not claim to be a gang member or they tell their probation officer they are not a gang member, when they go to the jail, if they are a gang member they do tell the classification unit and that's one way we can stop the violence in advance. that's one. two, we started streaming all of our crime alerts to the
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sheriff's department so who better to know the criminals than the individuals, the sheriffs, that watch the individuals and are with them and interact with them while they are doing time for prior crimes? or we have had instances, we have had an instance where the individual committed a series of crimes but they were arrested for the final crime and they are sitting in jail already. so it saves our resources, the police department working for this suspect when in fact he's already sitting in jail and the sheriff's department can tell us exactly where he's at. that's pretty much it, just in an overview of the i and the p part that we have started new. we still are doing, as i said, the probation searches, the parole searches, still doing a lot of the meetings but we tweaked them to make them a little better so we all are responsible. i brought some statistics for you today. first of all, the first slide depicts the homicides of all kinds
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city-wide this year compared to last year. as you can see, there is a spike in the bayview and the ingleside and in the southern. the ingleside case, an unfortunate case on house street, that resulted in 5 homicides. so it kind of skews the statistic that's there, that that's 14 homicides this year. >> i'm sorry, do you have -- i can't see, our screen is blinking and i don't have a hard copy. we've also seen a spike in the caravelle, the like view neighborhood and wondering if that's reflected on there as well.
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>> the spike, when you look at the empirical data, the spike on the numbers, actually the caravelle homicides are only up -- don't mean to say they are only up 1. >> up 1 from last year but for me a trend is something a few years in the making. what was it in 2010 and what was it in 2009 i think we'll see a trend upward that i have been concerned about. but certainly these numbers in the ingleside, visitacion valley and bayview are very high and compared to other years. i know that's a big concern for the department and the ipo strategy has come from that. since we started ipo and summer was very hot, how have we seen the homicides in terms of the trajectory we were on earlier this year, has it stayed the same?
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>> they have gone down. violent crime overall is down 3 percent this year or our non-fatal shootings are down 15 percent. i have another slide. this is a snapshot in time. last year we had a total of 50 homicides. we're more than that this year but when you look at that one isolated ipbs department really skewed our statistics for this year. i want to say also no homicide is a justifiable homicides, but just looking at the numbers, i have numbers over the years coming up, you will see how it's -- from our 2008 year where we had 98 homicides, we're still staying well below the average. >> i guess -- i mean i didn't ask the question well enough. this summer we had visitacion
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valley was very hot, like view was pretty hot, bayview was hot and it was a summer that the ipo strategy was discussed and was implemented, was launched. have we seen, what's the trend been like since the ipo strategy has come forward? >> take a look at the screen in front of you right now, the numbers, the homicides by month. we did notice the june and july spike where we had 18 homicides between the two months. but when we implemented the ipo plan, you'll see that part of the reason in the month of august we had no homicides at all, zero, and we haven't had that, when you look to the slide immediately to the right, historically that's an 11 year run from 2002 to 2011. august we averaged somewhere around 6 homicides.
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so if you look at the trend there, the trend clearly went down. yes, we did have a spike in june and july but then you see it's leveling off and even reduced september and october -- august way down, september and october had leveled off, november we have had two. so i think it's working. it's going to take us a little more time just looking at that one snapshot. >> supervisor olague. thank you. >> how does that compare to shootings. i know frequently there's an emphasis on homicides but it doesn't really speak to the fact that the violence is still occurring. you know what i mean, the shootings don't, just because a person doesn't --. >> you read our mind also. >> okay. >> one of the true gauges of violence is who actually gets shot and survived. so the next slide is our non-fatal shootings without homicides by firearms, just by firearms, in
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the police districts. this is city-wide. as you can see, the non-fatal shootings with firearms without the individual dying are down 15 percent. that's huge. you see the number of last year to date is 3 halloween was 152 and now we're down to 129. that's key to us. in fact, which you look at those shootings you are seeing the trend is going down and it has gone down. 2009, 2010, and here we are at 2012. >> thank you, it's good to note. and i do appreciate that. it's pretty clear in most police districts except for northern and northern we're seeing a trend upward. >> yes, we are. >> it's just important to note. >> it is important to note and in that light we have created a
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data base where we can track, when a shooting occurs we notice, we note where it takes place. so, for instance, if it took place in the 800 block of bue bucannon, the next likely place might be on march alley if i have the vrt south of market i will move them to the western addition, say, hey, we can't have a back and forth, a back and forth. we did have a back and forth during the summer where it looked like it was eddy block, kop, central diviz, i don't know who was warring with who but that accounts for the spike in numbers. >> supervisor olague. >> my whatever isn't working. but i was wondering is there
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every few years, i think it's every 10 years, they re-evaluate the election lines. will there ever be a vee-evaluation of the police --. >> boundaries? >> boundaries, yeah. there seems to be this, what's the word, northern station, they go to the marina and they have pieces of the western addition, there seems to be this kind of, i don't know, doesn't seem to be dramatic, i just wonder what criteria is used to create those boundaries and when was the last time it was evaluated. >> i think i've been in for 31 1/2 years, twice. the most recently was years ago. i got to think 20o25 years ago, at least 20 years ago, i think, but you're right, the definition of the western
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addition. >> the demographic shifted in the whole city to such an dmreepl it seems like there might be the time to start revisiting that. >> i see what you're saying. if you say the western addition, shouldn't that include 8th street? yeah. >> and nopale didn't exist. >> van ness has its own setting of issues. >> my neighborhood. then just a final slide that i have to present to you, it's the homicide by firearms and non-fatal shootings in the police districts. these are the people who, the non-fatal shootings, the people who survived and the people shot and killed. it's still down. we're still trending down 6 percent. i know those numbers aren't very comforting, for sure, we'd like to see them
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much lower, but i think our strategy is working. we are all strapped for staffing but i think we're doing a pretty good job of what we got. especially the calendaring of the personnel and our immediate response because if the supervisor working that day has any questions or if i need to talk to somebody directly, at least we can quell what's going on immediately by sending both uniform and plain clothes officers, motorcycle solo officers, the honda units. we can prestage them and then when an incident "can you occurs we can post stage them in places where we think an incident will flare up. >> do you have it for demographics like age and race. >> for today? we do for homicides. >> but not for the shooting piece.
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>> the shootings, we do keep that in the data base, yes. but i think most of that is on our web site, available in the web site in the aggregate. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, lieutenant murphy, appreciate your time. okay, colleagues, if there are no other comments or questions, i just want to announce that we are having a community meeting tonight in the omi neighborhood. i think some of the folks who have presented here will be there tonight. it will be community-based organizations, a lot of community leaders, community residents. the probation department, dcyf, dph, police department, captain lum will be there for the potrero station. it will be a chance for the neighborhood to come together around the spike we had earlier this year in homicides in the omi and i think a lot of
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committee members will be discussing what they see needs to be implemented in the neighborhood. that will be 6:00 tonight at the rec center formerly called the ocean view rec center. i will be there of course in my office and that will start at 6:00 tonight. i just wanted to make that announcement and i think it's part of the efrlt we have moving forward how we can really organize around a response at a neighborhood level for homicides here in our neighborhoods in san francisco. so this item we can continue to the call of the chair, colleagues, do that without objection? okay, do we have any other items for us? >> that completes the agenda. >> then we are adjourned. thank you. (meeting adjourned).
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>> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife.
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>> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful.
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>> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are
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preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose, and ensure that it does not decompose. >> i am a really big class actress fan, so i am here to see them, and beer week. >> i wanted to learn something and have fun. >> i always enjoy it. i am not all is well -- always working as i am tonight. sometimes i come to enjoy the music and to dance. ♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are
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four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪ ♪ >> class actress was great.
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we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. calacademy.org/nightlife. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door. >> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv.
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mayor lee, supervisors, come on up. and while they are doing that, let's get started. what a beautiful, beautiful day, give yourselves a round of applause. [ applause ]
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>> fantastic. this is like winning a pennant and how about those san francisco giants. i actually want to marco scutaro wanna be, but it's not going to work and today i will settle formality city librarian luis herr ra and i would like to welcome each and every one of you to our ceremony today. this is indeed a milestone because it's not only the beginning of construction to a new new library, but it's the end of the program, which means it's a long time coming. {$}[ applause ], what it means that this is the last project and i want to especially thank. north beach community for your patience, for your persistence
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and your perseverance to have the state-of-the-art library here in your neighborhood. [ applause ] thank you so much very much. [ applause ] >> let's talk a little bit about this library. it's going to be 60% larger than the other library that sits over there. 60% larger. that means more books, more media, wonderful technology, wi-fi access. if you envision this space and if you look that way you have a wonderful adult area. as you walk in from the mason street side, you have an amazing teen center for all the young adults. absolutely. yelling back here, [ applause ] . that was our deputy city librarian, what can we say? a wonderful space for children. this north beach library serves

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